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Bills Introduced

Child Protection

H.R. 6021—-Rep. John Conyers (D-MI)/Ways and Means (6/26/12)—A bill to require states to follow certain procedures in placing a child who has been removed from the custody of his or her parents.

H.R. 6063—-Rep. Lamar Smith (R-TX)/Judiciary (6/29/12)—A bill to amend title 18 of the United States Code with respect to child pornography and child exploitation offenses.

Family Support

H.R. 6035—-Rep. Laura Richardson (D-CA)/Ways and Means (6/27/12)—A bill to promote permanent families for children, privacy and safety for unwed mothers, responsible fatherhood, and security for adoptive parents by establishing a National Responsible Father Registry and encouraging states to enter into agreements to contribute the information contained in the state’s Responsible Father Registry to the National Responsible Father Registry, and for other purposes.


H.R. 6027—-Rep. Albio Sires (D-NJ)/Foreign Affairs (6/26/12)—A bill to provide for universal intercountry adoption accreditation standards, and for other purposes.

H. Res. 713—-Rep. Alcee Hastings (D-FL)/Foreign Affairs, Energy and Commerce (6/28/12)—A resolution expressing support for the XIX International AIDS Conference (AIDS 2012) and the sense of the House of Representatives that continued commitment by the United States to HIV/AIDS research, prevention, and treatment programs is crucial to protecting global health.


S. Res. 515—-Sen. Barbara Mikulski (D-MD)/Judiciary (6/28/12)—A resolution honoring Catholic Sisters for their contributions to the United States.

Tax Policy

H.R. 6074—-Rep. Gus Bilirakis (R-FL)/Ways and Means (6/29/12)—A bill to deny the refundable portion of the child tax credit to individuals who are not authorized to be employed in the United States and to terminate the use of certifying acceptance agents to facilitate the application process for individual taxpayer identification numbers.

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